When you are tasked with a dissertation one thing that can be very difficult can be making sure that you have a great topic as well as that you have checked all of the resources out there to make sure you are not duplicating a topic. First of all, how do you know what topic to pick? Secondly, when you have a topic, how do you know that it has not been done by someone else and that it is something that you will be able to accomplish and defend? Here are a few suggestions for locations to check to ensure that you have the right topic. Make sure that you have researched and found the right locations to have access to all the tools you need for the right style.
You can find the style in any book that will explain where you need to put your footnotes as well as where you need to add your references. Another suggestion would be to go to the local library on campus and also to the internet and look up other dissertations that were done that are going to cover similar topics. This will mean that you have a list of all of the other topics that have been done in the same area.
When you are choosing a topic that you will be defending, it needs to be something that is interesting for you to write about, but it also needs to be something that you are comfortable doing tons of research on and spending tons of time. At the end of the day, it will not be successful if you do not pour your heart and soul into the project and ensure that the content is fresh as well as well researched.
When you find a topic that is similar, that is fine, the key is that it cannot be the same. If it is too close, your task, is going to be to find a new slant or a new spin that will allow you to find a way to change this topic to something that is going to be slightly different.
The key to knowing what you want to write about and also to writing great content is to make sure that you understand the style and what you are writing about. Your dissertation is something that needs to be personal, but it is also something that you have to like and also be inspired by to ensure that you want to be known for the research and also care about that topic as it relates to your career in academia.
As you work on your project you should have goals in place to motivate you to finish in a timely manner. As you complete parts of your work you are getting closer to finishing your work according to your schedule. Maybe you can entice yourself to finish sooner if something was waiting for you upon completion. Make it something fun and enjoyable. It helps if it is something you may not usually enjoy. Make things interesting to encourage yourself to finish faster. You can at least consider trying to get your work done a week or so before your deadline.